Taylor Swift is making sure to remember the little guys during the coronavirus crisis. Rolling Stone reports that the 30-year-old superstar is giving money to a Nashville record store to keep their healthcare coverage going and employees financially afloat. “We were very surprised, and I would have to say amazed, that Taylor Swift reached out to us through her publicist to offer some relief during the COVID pandemic,” says Doyle Davis, co-owner of Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music. “I didn’t even know we were on her radar.”
He adds that Swift offered “some direct relief to my staff and to cover three months of our healthcare costs for our group insurance plan…This assistance from Ms. Swift helps give us a real shot at coming back on the other side of this.” Grimey’s celebrated its 20th anniversary last year and was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 10 best record stores in the U.S. for 2018. It was likewise reported last week that Swift gave money to a few of her fans to help them make April rent after losing their income.